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hurricane havoc. 50 million people are in sandy's path as the monster storm prepares to make a damaging direct hit on the northeast. >> i'm hoping we're prepared the way the storm is coming in, the wind. >> some people love their houses more than they love life. i don't want to be down here. >> sandy shakes up the presidential campaign. both candidates cancelling appearances in the critical days before the race for the white house is decided. >> our thoughts and prayers are with the people who will find themselves in harm's way. >> this is a serious and big storm. >> and san francisco sweep. the giants complete a four game whitewash of the detroit tigers to win their second world series in three years. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 29, 2012.
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good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the time for preparing is over. hurricane sandy is hitting the east coast and could be one of the most devastating storms to ever hit the u.s. some 50 million people are in its path. the super storm is expected to combine with a winter storm moving in from the east and cold air streaming down from the arctic. sandy is huge. more than 500 miles across. the monster storm is a category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. >> reporter: sandy continues to move up the eastern seaboard, beginning to make a little bit of a turn towards the left. this was expected. it is certainly maintaining its intensity. it may even be getting stronger. pressures are down to 950 millibars. as a meteorologist i can tell you that's a very powerful storm. stronger than any nor'easter
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that we typically see. the storm will make its way towards the northwest, eventually coming on shore somewhere around the new jersey coastline and because it's coming in perpendicular, this is what we're concerned about. we don't see systems do this. we'll see a big coastal flooding threat, five to 11 feet of coastal flooding, especially at the head of bays. in those nooks and crannies. wind gusts to 85 miles per hour. that means widespread power outages, lots of trees down and it's going to take a few to several days to recover from that. on the south end of the system that's where the heavy rain will be and the threat there is flash flooding. we could see five to ten inches of extremely heavy rain and on the back side of this storm we are expecting very heavy high elevation snows in the mountains of north carolina, virginia and especially west virginia where we could see some places picking up as much as three feet of snow.
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so why is this such a historic storm? well typically we don't see a tropical system merging with a full blown jet stream. energy from the jet stream, energy and moisture from the tropical system all converging to make a super storm. this is certainly going to be one for the record books. and officials are preparing for the worse. hundreds of thousands of people in low-lying areas up and down the east coast have been ordered to leave their homes. states of emergencies are declared in eight states and washington, d.c. 7200 flights have been cancelled, many more are expected. major carriers plan to cancel their flights. amtrak has suspended train service throughout the northeast. susan mcginnis has more from rehoboth beach, delaware. >> reporter: the monster storm is getting ready to hit the coastal line, folks in beach towns have down their best to prepare for the worse.
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conditions have been getting worse. >> the ocean is angry right now and we'll see a storm surge. >> reporter: sandy is massive. hurricane force winds extend out 175 miles from the storm's eye. >> huge waves up to 40 feet east and south of the main center and that's why we're so concerned about the storm surge. >> reporter: officials say time is running out to get to safety. >> you better do what they say because the ocean really shows you no mercy. >> reporter: as hurricane sandy moves in, many folks in beach areas have moved out. heeding the mandatory evacuation warnings. many left wondering how much damage this storm will do. and if they are ready. >> i don't think people are as prepared as they should be. >> reporter: mary lives near rehoboth beach and her brother is a meteorologist. >> he says don't under estimate the hype.
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>> reporter: the biggest concerns for folks is massive flooding, major power outages that could last days and property damage. in rehoboth beach, delaware, susan mcginnis. >> officials in new york city aren't taking any chance. last night the mass transit system was shut down. second time in history new york subway has been suspended for weather reasons. bus and commuter rail service was halted. at grand central the doors were locked. the usually bustling floor of the massive train terminal was empty. the final train departing a few minutes after 7:00. and we go to battery park, an area under mandatory evacuation orders. >> reporter: good morning. it's not the rain or wind that's causing so much concern here it's the possibility of a storm surge that could reach up to 11 feet. officials say that would be enough to swamp low-lying areas of the city, flood subway tunnels and knock out power to thousands. new york mayor michael bloomberg ordered mandatory evacuations in flood prone areas.
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forcing 375,000 people to seek temporary shelter. >> if you don't evacuate you're not putting your own life in danger but endangering our first responders. >> reporter: the storm surge could send the hudson river tumbling into lower manhattan. as a precaution wall street will be closed for business today. the stock exchanges are shut down because of weather for the first time since 1985. the city subway system used by 5 million people a day was boarded up. the second time it's been shut down. first being last year in the lead up to hurricane irene. >> i need to go to port authority and i need to catch a bus. >> went down here to get her back on the train and i don't think -- i don't know are the buses running? >> reporter: for many new yorkers sunday was a day to prepare for the storm or get out of town.
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>> we were called several times by our building management company and told we had to evacuate, so we're off. >> reporter: and classes at all public schools today have been cancelled and dozens of schools have been turned into shelters. all broadway shows for tonight have been cancelled. >> the conditions out there are expected to get worse throughout the morning. what's it like out there right now? >> reporter: well right now we're seeing some wind. we are next to the water so this is normally a windy area. we're seeing winds starting to pick up just a little bit. a tiny bit of drizzle. nothing compared to what we're expecting later today. >> thanks. hurricane sandy is affecting the race for the white house as well. early voting in maryland and washington, d.c. has been cancelled for today and as jan crawford tells us the storm forced president obama and mitt romney to rearrange their already hectic campaign schedules. >> reporter: in washington the president was briefed by fema officials working to coordinate
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the government's response to the storm. >> this is a serious and big storm. >> reporter: sandy has turned campaign schedules upside down especially as senator mark warner said in his home state of virginia. >> this storm will cause a little bit of havoc. i was supposed to meet with the president and president clinton on monday. that rally has been cancelled. >> reporter: the latest poll shows virginia a dead heat, an important state for romney. he cancelled three campaign events in the state and is expected in ohio today with paul ryan. >> today when we get home put in the prayers the people in the east coast in the wake of this big storm that's coming. >> reporter: ohio is another must-win state. a poll has the race tied 49-49%. >> i know they are chanting four more years but we're chanting all over this country nine more days. >> reporter: on cnn senior obama advisory david axelrod was asked how the storm would impact the race.
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>> we have to focus on how to help people during the storm and hope it clears out and that by the next weekend we'll be free of it and people can focus on the election. >> reporter: now romney heads to the swing state of iowa on monday. he got a boost with the endorsement of the des moines register. the paper has not endorsed a republican since richard nixon. that was 40 years ago. the president was unable to revive the struggling economy. and no sign of four more years. jan crawford, cbs news, marion, ohio. >> coming up, calculating the cost of hurricane sandy. and insurance companies gear up for an onslaught of claims. this is the "cbs morning news". claims. this is the "cbs morning news". clusters of pustules, pimples. i had this shingle rash right next to my spine. the soreness was excruciating.
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hurricane sandy. it roared through on wednesday. the storm killed 65 people in the caribbean, 51 of them in haiti alone. some of the rivers are still swollen from the drenching rain. helicopters are bringing in aid to some areas and officials are concerned there could be another deadly outbreak of cholera. cbs moneywatch time now on a monday. insuring against hurricane sandy. >> reporter: good morning. as tens of millions of americans prepare for hurricane sandy's arrival so are the insurance companies. teams are gathering farther inland ready to begin answering claims once the massive storm clears out. but experts predict a large chunk of damage claims will be as a result of flooding which is not generally covered by homeowners policies. wall street is closed today and possibly tomorrow as hurricane sandy bears down on the east coast. not much movement at all on friday. the dow jones industrial average closed up about 3.5 points. the nasdaq ended ahead by nearly two points.
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asian stocks mostly lower ahead of tomorrow's meeting by the bank of japan. tokyo's anybody jay was unchanged, hang seng lost a fraction. protesters met with police in greece over austerity measures. riot police armed with batons confronted demonstrators as the country commemorated a world war ii holiday on sunday. hundreds of protesters were kept away from the parade. no reports of any injuries or arrests. and the u.s. labor department's october jobs report is due out on friday. it's the latest indication of the nation's economic recovery days before the presidential election. last month the unemployment rate fell to 7.8% and experts predict it will remain steady by election day. "argo" fought its way to the number one spot. it's the thriller inspired by the rescue of six embassy workers during the iranian
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in new york heavy rain and strong winds 59 degrees. mostly sunny in miami 77. partly sunny in chicago 49 degrees. sunny in dallas 69 degrees and sunny in l.a. 81 degrees. let's check your national forecast. hurricane sandy moves towards the mid-atlantic and northeast with landfall expected in new jersey. bringing heavy rains, snow, dangerous winds and historic storm surge levels to the eastern seaboard. expect windy weather in much of the south and midwest. pacific northwest rain with mountain snow in the rockies. southwest stays dry. in sports this morning the san francisco giants are champions of the world once again. game four last night, detroit tigers hoping to avoid a sweep, buster posey puts the giants up 3-2. young ties it up with a solo home run. score is tied. 3-3. extra innings. scutaro delivers a single.
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that's brings in the go ahead run. the tigers get a last out and cabrera gets caught looking at strike three. game over. the giants win 4-3. they finish off a four game sweep in detroit. pablo sandoval homered three times in game one was named series mvp. >> i say to my team thank you for giving me opportunity to be here. >> the action on the field, that was in detroit but the party back in san francisco, a huge crowd watched the game outside of giants ballpark. they partied like crazy when their team won their second world series in three years. in football the saints looking to creep back towards .500 in denver. peyton manning stayed red hot. he threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-14 win. new orleans 2-5. broncos are now 4-3.
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they say football is a game of inches and boy they are right. cowboys trail by five. looks like they come down with the go ahead touchdown. on review you can see bryant's fingertips coming down out of bounds. that means no catch and the giants would hold on in a nail-biter. they win 29-24. and cam newton here. the bears get back in the game. they return for a touchdown. chicago with near a last second field goal to cap down a late game come back. they win it. 23-22. when we come back another look at this morning's top stories and traffic can be a zoo. thousands of sheep take over the streets in an ancient tradition. streets in an ancient tradition. living with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis means living with pain. it could also mean living with joint damage. help relieve the pain and stop the damage with humira, adalimumab.
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the bay. plus: from delirium to destruction. celebrations turn violent in several san francisco neighborhoods. the arrests and cleanup this morning. and a menacing monster. hurricane sandy grounds thousands of flights nation. the cancellations affectingy area airports. join us for cbs 5 eyewitnes, here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in d.c., hurricane conditions, 55 degrees. sunny out in atlanta, 56. st. louis, 55 degrees.
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denver, 69. morning rain and 60 in seattle. top stories now on a monday morning. hurricane sandy beginning to hammer the east coast threatening 50 million people. hundreds of thousands have been ordered to evacuate from low-lying areas. major storm has forced president obama and mitt romney to rearrange their campaign schedule days before the election. cancelling some appearances. but first private mission. the ship supplied the international space station arrived back to earth. the dragon built by the company spacex undocked and splashed down off the coast of baja, california yesterday afternoon. it brought back a ton of science experiment, medical samples and old space station gear. do you think you have a bad rush hour? take a look. yesterday in madrid more than 2,000 sheep meandered through the city following a route used
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800 years ago. it defended ancient grazing rights. >> children aren't always the most diplomatic. kate middleton promoted her book. one girl told the sister of duchess of cambridge what she thought about princesses. >> bet when you were 10 you loved it. >> i hate it. >> well then. excuse me. kate middleton's book called "celebrate" offers tips on entertaining through the year. i'm surprised she didn't have words for pipa. coming up we'll have full coverage of hurricane sandy as it gets ready to make landfall along the mid-atlantic coast. i'm terrell brown reporting from new york this morning. this is the "cbs morning news". his morning. this is the "cbs morning news". [ female announcer ] today, jason is here
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in washington sunday the impending hurricane didn't slow down the 37th marine corps marathon. about 30,000 runners took part in the fourth largest marathon in the country. the winner was an army soldier from colorado who was attempting his first-ever marathon. he posted a time of two hours two minutes and 20 seconds. his first time. national nonprofit organization is introducing running to people who are trying to get back on their feet. as jim axelrod reports discovering the benefits of running is more than physical. >> reporter: you might say ann has been running from her problem for years. >> it tore my family apart and it caused hardship and heartache and struggles. >> reporter: that wouldn't do justice to her powerful journey. her father was an alcoholic with a gambling problem. the best prescription for her pain she found was to run. every morning she passed a
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homeless shelter where the men would cheer her on. >> i realized that here i get to be the runner and they get to be the homeless guys. why can't we all be the runners? >> reporter: hoping to build their self-esteem she started a running club for them. >> i felt i could help my dad in a way i couldn't back then by helping these guys. >> reporter: six years later she's the ceo of back on my feet a nonprofit with branches in nine cities helping the homeless restart their lives. she just opened one at the bowery mission in new york. one rule. no slackers. >> you have to sign a piece. paper that says you'll show up three times a week, be on time and come with a positive attitude and support your teammates. >> reporter: kevin cox signed on. homeless for nine months he's discovering the wide range of
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benefits found in lacing up a pair of running shoes. >> you branch out. it helps us get in shape. >> reporter: the program buys shoes and gear for people who sign up. if they keep at at any time homeless runners get $2,500 to help with housing, education and employment. >> it gives me a great deal of surprise to know i'm doing something positive. >> reporter: 2400 homeless have become runners. 602 found jobs. 401 housing. 537 have enrolled in education or job training. >> because of my dad, because of his struggles the only reason i ever even gave a damn about those guys on the corner and i thought what am i supposed to do with my life. >> reporter: next year her mission will spread to austin, texas and the west coast. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. coming up after your local news on cbs "this morning" full coverage of hurricane sandy as it gets to make landfall. live reports from the east coast.
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plus we'll hear from the head of fema on what people need to do keep themselves safe and what to do as thousands of flights and trains are cancelled. that's later on cbs "this morning." that will do it for the morning news for this very busy morning. i'm terrell brown in new york. take care, everybody. have a great day. in new york. take care, everybody. ,,,,,,
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10/29/12 you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning. >> got him looking. and the giants have won it all. >> a clean sweep in detroit. submitting their place in history and the hearts of san francisco fans everywhere.


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